All about scanners -- What's wrong with me? -- Scanner panic -- Commitment phobia -- Too busy to do what I love -- I won't do anything if I can't do everything -- I can't get started -- I never finish anything -- About cyclical scanners -- Are you a double agent? -- Are you a Sybil? -- Are you a plate spinner? -- About sequential scanners -- Are you a serial specialist? -- Are you a serial master? -- Are you a Jack-of-all-trades? -- Are you a wanderer? -- Are you a sampler? -- Are you a high-speed indecisive?
Lifestyle coach Sher discusses the "Scanner"--Someone who frequently has a multiplicity of interests, but finds it hard to create a successful life, because their passions and abilities are taking them in so many different directions. Sher identifies seven types of Scanners--ranging from the Serial Specialist (someone who learns all about one subject, only to get bored and need to move on to the next) to Sybil (a person with so many areas of interest, she can't finish a thing). Sher counsels Scanners that theirs is a unique ability, not a liability, and contends that Scanners must do everything they love, not zero in on one pursuit at the expense of all others. She offers techniques to free people from "goal paralysis," and shows how people can stop thinking of themselves as dabblers or dilettantes and find innovative ways to live lives of variety, challenge and joy.--From publisher description